Today is the day this feature finally appears with the addition of a new "Remove for everyone" option.
It's also worth noting the message will remain on Facebook's servers despite being deleted from Messenger.
During the past 15 years, Facebook has seen unprecedented success by garnering more than 2.3 billion people worldwide.
- Open a conversation with messages you'd like to delete.More news: Barcelona-Real Madrid combined XI
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You'll have to be quick - you've got just 10 minutes after the message has been sent to remove it. When that option is chosen, the message will be removed for you, but not for anybody else in the chat. It's similar to the process above, except you'll tap "Remove for You". The new feature is now available for Facebook Messenger users on the latest versions of Android and iOS. Extending the time limit longer might also introduce ways to abuse the unsend function as well, the company said, without elaborating. It deletes his messages in recipients' inboxes after a set period of time.
"If anything, I think we've reached a point where we have to say we can't just rely on the goodwill of companies like Facebook to police their own platforms properly or even enforce their own rules", he said. Users have to switch to "Secret Conversation" mode on Messenger to attain some measure of security, and Instagram doesn't have any "secure" messaging option.
Rumours have been circulating about this unbelievable feature for months, but the unsend feature is finally available in an update released today.
"Previously, Facebook's employee bonus formula was based on six factors, including user growth, increased sharing by users, and improvements in product quality".